Fremont Unified School District, California

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Fremont Unified School District
Alameda County, California
Fremont Unified School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. James Morris
Enrollment:33,887 students
Graduation rate:82.1%[1]
Number of schools:48
Budget: $287.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Lara Calvert-York
Board members:5
Term length:4

Fremont Unified School District is a school district in California that served 33,887 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2] This district is the 25th-largest by enrollment in the state of California.

About the district

Fremont Unified School District is located in Alameda County, California.

Fremont Unified School District is located in Alameda County, California. The county seat of Alameda County is Oakland.[3] Alameda County was home to 1,578,891 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[4]


Alameda County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 41.1 percent of Alameda County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Alameda County was $71,516 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Alameda County was 12 percent compared to 15.3 percent for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2013[4]
Race Alameda County (%) California (%)
White 52.0 73.5
Black or African American 12.4 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.7
Asian 28.2 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0 0.5
Two or more race 5.2 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 22.7 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Alameda County[5]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 469,684 108,182
2008 489,106 119,555
2004 422,585 130,911
2000 342,889 119,279

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


Dr. James Morris is the superintendent of the Fremont Unified School District. He has served in this role since July 2010. Morris previously served as the chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has also worked as a teacher, an assistant principal, a principal, a chief of staff for multiple superintendents and as an assistant superintendent of instruction.[7]

School board

The Fremont Unified School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.[8][9]

Fremont Unified Board of Education
Member Trustee Area Term Ends
Yang Shao At-large 2018
Desrie Campbell At-large 2016
Ann Crosbie At-large 2016
Larry Sweeney At-large 2018
Lily Mei At-large 2016

School board elections

See also: Fremont Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the Fremont Unified Board of Education are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis every even-numbered election year. Two seats were up for election in 2014, and three seats will be up for election in 2016.[8][9]

Public participation in board meetings

The Fremont Unified Board of Education does not publish its policies on public testimony during board meetings.


The table below displays the budget for Fremont Unified School District:[10]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $216,479,429 84.7% $12,869,689 5% $22,009,911 8.6% $4,011,962 1.6% $231,021 0.1% $255,602,012
2014-2015 $244,080,512 85% $15,517,032 5.4% $23,309,868 8.1% $0 0% $4,318,858 1.5% $287,226,270
Averages: $230,279,970.5 85% $14,193,360.5 5% $22,659,889.5 8% $2,005,981 1% $2,274,939.5 1% $271,414,141

Teacher salaries

Fremont Unified School District employed 1,492 teachers in the 2011-2012 school year.[11] Teacher salary schedules are categorized by higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn a higher salary by pursuing graduate courses and gaining raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The table below shows the salary schedule for teachers in the Fremont Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 61,063 80,213
B.A. + 45 62,976 84,043
B.A. + 60 64,889 87,872
B.A. + 75 66,806 107,024

Schools in Fremont Unified School District


Fremont Unified School District served 33,887 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district increased by 4.7 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 32,304 -
2010-2011 32,607 0.9
2011-2012 32,829 0.7
2012-2013 33,406 1.7
2013-2014 33,887 1.4

District schools

Fremont Unified School District operates 48 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Fremont Unified School District
School Name
Adult School
Circle of Independent Learning
Course Program
Forest Park
Glankler (Pre-K)
Leitch (K-2)
Mission San Jose Elementary
Mission San Jose High
Mission Valley
Native American
State PreSchool
Summer School
Teen Parent/Cal Safe
Vallejo Mill
Vista Alternative
Warm Springs

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests, the California Modified Assessment and the California Alternate Performance Assessment, measures student achievement in grades two through 11 for California's academic content standards. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history and social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR performance benchmarks to indicate a student's academic proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards. The table below shows the percentage of students in the district who scored proficient or advanced during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District (%) State average (%)
English-Language Arts 77 55
Mathematics 72 50
Science 79 59
History and Social Science 69 49

Contact information

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Fremont Unified School District
4210 Technology Drive
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510-657-2350

See also

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